Paper-based test could tell blood type in 30 seconds with 99% accuracy

Thursday 16 March 2017 2 months ago 44   London    Print

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Report  Web desk : LONDON: A new test can identify a patient blood type in just a few seconds with 99.9 per cent accuracy, a study shows. Current methods to determine whether someone in a life-threatening situation is an A, B, AB or O are slow and technically demanding. But the new paper-based test can be performed without the need for specialist equipment, Chinese researchers claim. After analysing 3,550 blood samples, the scientists found it deciphered results in just two steps - taking less than 30 seconds. 02